The Role of the Director and the Board was the subject of a new training course organised by FIDC in March and delivered by the Institute of Directors.

The two-day course was delivered virtually at the Chamber of Commerce by tutor Paul Munden who is an experienced commercial law barrister and Chartered Director.  The course focused on the role, duties and legal responsibilities of a director and on the workings of a board.  It enabled delegates to gain a better understanding of the key competencies required to be an effective director, including the director’s role, duties, legal responsibilities and the workings of the board, and to provide opportunities to develop and practise some of these competencies.

Subjects covered included explaining the purpose and value of corporate governance to the organisation, key common tenets of corporate governance and the link between corporate governance and the board.

Course tutor Paul delivered potentially dry and complex subject matter in an engaging and accessible way and it is hoped that delegates were provided with fresh insight to fulfil their roles even more successfully.

Attendee Steve Dent says: “The course on Corporate Governance was a really thorough and insightful look into the true role of the Director on a Board and close study of my personal responsibilities as a Director of both FIC and FI CoC. I think that all Directors of both statutory and private boards should consider this course if it comes up again. In particular senior leaders on boards should also consider it so as to understand how they can effectively run their boards and the teams feeding into them. The format was perfect and for what some would consider a dry subject, the trainer kept the mood light and upbeat. I would highly recommend this course”

If you are interested in potentially attending a future corporate governance course then please call to book an appointment with Strategic Projects Manager, Stacy Bragger, on 27211 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

About the FIDC

FIDC acts as the national economic development agency for the Falkland Islands and is tasked to develop the commercial sector of the Falkland Islands by being one of the principal partners delivering the Economic, Rural and Tourism Development Strategies.

To help drive sustainable economic growth and assist in the creation of new jobs and opportunities, FIDC provides various forms of support and assistance to the Falkland’s business community.